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Windows 7: Should I upgrade?

01 Jan 2010   #1
pafkata90

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Should I upgrade?

I've already asked in a different thread but didn't get an answer so I'm just going to copy my question. Back home I have an old machine: 1GB RAM, 1.7 GHz Celeron CPU and x1500 series ATI Radeon 256MB video. It's on XP now. Should I consider upgrading it to Windows 7? It's mainly used (by my brother) for browsing, chatting and games, or at least the once that can run on it.

Pavel


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01 Jan 2010   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pafkata90 View Post
I've already asked in a different thread but didn't get an answer so I'm just going to copy my question. Back home I have an old machine: 1GB RAM, 1.7 GHz Celeron CPU and x1500 series ATI Radeon 256MB video. It's on XP now. Should I consider upgrading it to Windows 7? It's mainly used (by my brother) for browsing, chatting and games, or at least the once that can run on it.

Pavel
Hi and welcome

It would be slow, not be able to display graphics, and games, No. If you can add ram, and perhaps a video card, and HD, maybe

Your call

Ken
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01 Jan 2010   #3
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

I wouldn't.

Windows 7 may well install on this machine. But for your stated purposes it wouldn't accomplish much.

Gaming performance isn't likely to change much just because you changed the OS. A 1.7 Celeron is certainly all you need for browsing and chatting.

Not to mention whatever aggravation you might have to go through with drivers, required program updates, etc.

The money would be better spent toward new hardware or a new PC entirely.
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01 Jan 2010   #4
pafkata90

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

As I though but some people tried to convince me other ways. Thanks guys
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01 Jan 2010   #5
KazeNoKoe23

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

Another "no" vote here. It would run alright but upgrading the OS when the computer is only being used for a few minor things wouldn't be financially feasible. Best to save your money and get a whole new computer just for Windows 7.
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